Pupils from Years 2 to 6 at Babington House School recently embraced the power of the wonderful game of rugby to raise money for disadvantaged children. Pupils clocked up an impressive 7,529 rugby ball passes in 15 minutes, raising £123 for charities itrust, a children's education charity, and Wooden Spoon, the children's charity of rugby that changes the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children.
Tim Lello, the Headmaster, said "Rugby is a fantastic game for girls and boys to enjoy at every level and it has been an honour to be part of this worthy initiative here at Babington House". Catrin Sherwood, who helped to organise the event said "The children had a wonderful time and we were stunned by the generosity of our parent body. There was a competitive spirit among pupils; they managed a huge number of rugby passes in 15 minutes."
The rugby ball challenge was repeated across the country by school that are members of the Independent Association of Prep School. The final count at Babington House School will contribute to an overall target of 500,000 passes.